ANGEL 2020 Early Career Researchers’ Conference: Conceptualisations of Global Education and Learning

The next ANGEL Early Career Researchers Conference will be held online on 11-12 June 2020 and will be hosted by the University of Oulu, Finland. The aim is to provide early-career researchers with an inspiring platform for discussing, re-visiting and analysing the complexity of conceptualisations in Global Education. It is especially directed at early career researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral) but academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners are also welcomed. GENE would be very grateful if you could share this information with early career researchers in your country.

Policymakers may be interested in the following panel discussions in particular:

  • Conceptualisations of Global Education & Learning on Thursday, 11th June at 07.30am (GMT). Click here to see in your own time zone. Panellists: Prof. Fazal Rizvi (Professor in Global Studies in Education, University of Melbourne, Australia); Prof. Yusef Waghid (Distinguished Professor, Philosophy of Education, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa); Dr. Karen Pashby (Reader, Manchester Metropolitan University) and Prof. Thaigo Gehre Galvao (University of Brazil). Chaired by Prof. Elina Lehtomäki (Professor of Global Education, University of Oulu, Finland).
  • Policy-focused research in Global Education – identifying emerging issues and opportunities, imagining the future on Friday, 12th June at 11.45 – 12:15pm (GMT). Click here to see in your own time zone. Panellists: Prof. Doug Bourn (UCL), Liam Wegimont (Director, GENE), Prof. Kati Mäkitalo (Dean of the Faculty of Education, Oulo).

The Conference sessions can be accessed online (Zoom link will be provided). The conference is free but all attendees need to register by filling in this form. The deadline for registration is next Tuesday, 9 June. You can read more about the conference here and see details about the programme here.

The conference is organised by the University of Oulu within the framework of ANGEL (The Academic Network of Global Education and Learning) with the collaboration of GENE, The Development Education Research Centre (DERC), Institute of Education, University College (London, UK), and Otto-Friedrich Universitat Bamberg (Germany). This is the second biannual conference of this sort organised by ANGEL. You can read about the previous event of this kind and listen to interviews with researchers here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All times are GMT. Most of the northern hemisphere is on summer-time, thus 0730 GMT = 0830 in UK, 0930 in Germany, 1030 in Finland.

Academic Network on Global Education Learning (ANGEL)

GENE has since its inception collaborated with researchers and research institutions to create links between policy and research. With support from the European Commission, this has developed into the establishment of a pan-European network of GE and DEAR researchers through co-operation with existing and emerging academic networks in the field. ANGEL brings together existing Finnish, German-speaking (Austria, Germany, Switzerland) and UK-based networks and linking them to emerging networks in other countries in Europe. GENE is collaborating with the Development Education Research Centre at the Institute of Education (IoE) on this initiative. The Network was launched at a conference at the IoE in May 2017 that brought together academics from the Global Education community in May 2017.

Further details about the network and information on how to apply can be obtained from Prof. Massimilano Tarozzi at the Development Education Research Centre, GENE’s implementing partner in this project. Contact: m.tarozzi [at]

Please visit the ANGEL website for more information:

Launch of ANGEL at the Institute of Education, London